The Story of Orange Avocado Jewelry...

  • Thinking Outside of the Box

    Published Nov 05 2017 in Events

    Orange Avocado Jewelry

    Christmas Show

    Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
    Derrick Golf  & Winter Club
    10 am to 7 pm, Banff Room
     
    My Christmas Show is fast approaching. I'm working on adrenalin, very little sleep and a whole lot of inspiration!  I wake up each morning with plans to create truly unique pieces to be presented at this event.  They are created outside of my current collections and are one of a kind.  It's a great excuse for me to metal work pieces that a little  more out of the ordinary and a little more colourful than my other pieces.  I sift through my collection of semi-precious stones, and cut, etch and pound away at my bronze and fine silver pendants; always trying to go to places that I haven't before with my jewelry.  Here are just a taste of the pieces that I will have.  Come and find something truly unique for Christmas gifts and yourself! Current collections will also be at the show including a $100 Orange Avocado Jewelry Gift card draw prize, show specials, and sale items.  All are welcome.

  • A Study in Color

    Published Oct 30 2017 in Custom Pieces

    Denise has been a long time customer of my work for the past 4 years.  She exudes confidence and individuality whenever I see her.  Denise contacted me to for a custom piece for her birthday.  I was honoured, as she said she had been looking for a custom set for the last 2 years and came back to my work after her search.  Some direction was given to me with regards to a personalized piece, a love of blues and greens, mixed metals and a slightly bold aesthetic.  I love it when I am given artistic license for the design!  
    My process is often to ponder ideas in my head for a couple of days, complete a drawing and send it off to the client for initial approval.  I wanted to design something that would be enduring with all of the characteristics that Denise wanted.  
    The final pieces really signified a collaboration of a client's wishes and her everyday style. Thank you Denise for entrusting such a special day with jewels dripping with color and style!

  • The Layered Heart Necklace: Fashion With Compassion 2017

    Published Oct 27 2017 in Philanthropy Jewelry



    Honoured to be asked by Sorrentino's Compassion House to design another necklace for their Fashion with Compassion 2017 Gala: Into the Unknown.  The Layered Heart Necklace is composed of a bronze heart each individually metal worked in my studio in Edmonton.  This necklace is adorned with steel and sterling silver chain, hematite stone, and swarovski crystals. Measures 36" long.  125 necklaces were created for this gala and sold out during the event.

    Sorrentino's Compassion House is a safe home for women who live outside of Edmonton to have a economical place to stay while receiving cancer treatment at the Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute.  Donations to this organization enable someone to stay for $25 a night.  A typical stay is 3-6 weeks long.

    Please consider donating to this worthy cause: Sorrentino's Compassion House


  • Sisters Share an Unbreakable Bond

    Published Oct 19 2017 in Custom Pieces

    Fay wanted to celebrate her sister, Kristine's birthday, with a special piece of jewelry.  She had first contacted me a few months earlier with initial thoughts and then let her thoughts rest for a while.  She came back to me with a design that I had in my Silver Collection, but she wanted to add a personalized piece that represented the love and bond that she and her sister shared.  Her sister liked minimal jewelry and she wanted the message to be subtle, but present.  We decided upon a petite open silver link with the word SISTERS stamped on it.  
    A quiet reminder of a love shared between two sisters.  
    Thank you Fay.    

  • Arctic Blossoms: Hidden Moments

    Published Sep 06 2017 in New Collections

     

    Every day I travel the river valley trails by foot or by bike in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Each time the scenery changes from day to day and from season to season.  However, it is in the fall and winter months that I notice the little things.  

    I see the first leaf that turns golden yellow accompanied with the scent of fall in the air.  Snowfall comes and parts of nature are hidden under feathery layers of snow.  In those layers are arctic blossoms that will soon rise up after 4 to 5 months of hibernating.  

    The Arctic Blossoms Collection is a romantic take on those moments of yellow leaves and hidden buds. It is a jewelry collection that represents the random nature of those buds and leaves.  A feminine collection of gentle curves captured in little packages of bronze and silver. 


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